Sneak Peek of THE HIDDEN CITY

IFWG Publishing has posted the first chapter of The Hidden City, book three of my middle-grade fantasy series Garza Twins. In this excerpt, we learn see Carol use song magic against a trio of bullies and begin to experience complicated feelings for her friend Nikki Jones. Read and enjoy! Preview: The…

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New Translation Underway

I recently signed a contract to translate into Spanish the YA fantasy novel Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe García McCall. That work is well underway, and it looks like Tu Books will be publishing El verano de las mariposas this fall.  

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“Huckleberry Juju” Published in New Myths

My story “Huckleberry Juju” appears in New Myths #38. A contemporary fantasy set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina during the 1970s, this bittersweet piece features a couple of characters I really love: Kenneth Bailey (aka Dr. Crow) and Oscar Garza (both of whom appear in other stories in my “Legendarium”…

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Graphic Novel Announcement

Publishers Weekly broke the news yesterday: “Stacy Whitman of Tu Books has acquired world rights for CLOCKWORK CURANDERA, a YA steampunk graphic novel reimagining of FRANKENSTEIN set in an alternate colonial Mexico, by Pura Belpré Honor recipient David Bowles and illustrated by Pura Belpré winner Raúl the Third. Publication is set…

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Choopi Full Cover Reveal

We’re now just days from the release of Chupacabra Vengeance, so I wanted to show you the full wrap-around cover in all its glory. Here’s the text from the back cover: Cholos and alien hordes. Undead luchadores. Children trapped in animal form. Legless Vampires. Aztec merchant spies. A deadly ancient…

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Review of Lords of the Earth

Shane Douglas Keene reviewed my Mexican kaiju novel for Hellnotes! Here’s part of what he had to say: Lords of the Earth is a breath-taking, pulse-pounding story with a high body count and an intensely human element that’s perfect for a lazy rainy day next to the heater or fireplace,…

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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LOTE Character Profile #1: Dr. Elena Baz

LORDS OF THE EARTH Character Profile #1: DR. ELENA BAZ DRESCH Elena Baz is a disabled physicist who consults with the Mexican military when she isn’t hosting her wildly popular science show Muñecos Cósmicos (Cosmic Puppets). Well known for her tough, no-nonsense personality (considered cruel in some circles), she is…

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Lords of the Earth on Kindle

Severed Press has just released my Mexican kaiju (giant monster) novel Lords of the Earth. This week the Kindle version is available; the book should be out in print in another few days. Here’s the cover and description: AFTER FOUR BILLION YEARS, THEY HAVE EMERGED When the volcano Popocatelptl erupts, a…

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Book of Mexican Myths Coming 2017

The book of Mexican mythology that I’ve been working on for the past three years will be published in the fall of next year by Cinco Puntos Press. I’m delighted to be working with such an awesome team!  

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